4. For example, in the book of the
TWO personages are presented and BOTH arecalled a
(Revelation 13:1, 11). Does anyone know who at least one of the
is? Perhaps for JOHN was told and thus HIS generation was told the number of someoneliving 2000 years ago was the number of a man and his number was 666.
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is thenumber of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Keep in mind the book of the
was written to a specific group of people IN THEFIRST CENTURY in Asia Minor,
“to the seven churches”
(Revelation 1:4).Keep in mind John was told HE would be shown things that would SHORTLY come to pass(Revelation 1:1) for
“the time is at hand!”
(Revelation 1:3).Keep in mind that words have meaning and when John was told something was going tohappen SHORTLY in HIS day and time it did NOT mean 2007 down the road.So was there a
of a man representing a great empire (like Rome) that was hurtingChristians? The answer is yes and his name was Nero. The persecuting, pagan RomanEmpire was headed in the AD 60s by Caesar Nero, whose name just happened to add up to666 in the Hebrew system of letters and numbers. In Hebrew, "Caesar Nero" = "NRWNQSR" = N 50 + R 200 + W 6 + N 50 + Q 100 + S 60 + R 200 = 666 (A variant spelling of thename, NRW QSR, adds up to 616, which some manuscripts have in place of 666).Did the Lord want John or the church to be afraid of the
? No for in the vision Johnsees IN THE NEXT VERSE AFTER THE NUMBER OF 666 being given the LAMB whichcan only be the LORD JESUS CHRIST standing ON THE MOUNT ZION AND WITH HIMAN 144,000 who are SEALED IN THEIR FOREHEADS.
Revelation 13:14 And I looked,and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand,having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
Why does no one ever talk about GOD marking in the FOREHEAD those who belong toHIM?Are the TWO beasts of
TWO MORE antichrists? Indeed they are by way of APPLICATION.Certainly bad men like NERO opposed God in John’s day where the book of the
should mainly remain by WAY OF INTERPRETATION.I have been asked if I believe the
That is a good question. My answer. “
I have been asked if I believe every word in the
That is a good question. My answer,“
Absolutely. Every word and every LETTER is important. One of the greatest doctrinalteachings of the apostle Paul hinges on a single letter—and that doctrine should beunderstood if the Christian faith is to be defended” (Gal. 3:16).